We recommend the use of Phimostop from 13 years old. And now let’s explain why.
In most children, physiological adhesion between the glans penis and foreskin is present at birth, which resolves spontaneously during growth.
The narrowing of the foreskin is therefore to be considered normal in the first years of life. It is present in 96% of cases at birth, in 80% of infants at 6 months and in 10% of children at 5 years. Only after this age (5 years) is it correct to speak of congenital phimosis.
<>The glans is uncovered progressively during childhood and must be complete at the end of puberty. At 13, only 2-4% of men still have phimosis.
There is no reason to accelerate this process unless complications arise and attempts to uncover the glans penis should not be attempted because they may cause secondary phimosis.
Paediatric phimosis is of medical interest only when it is secondary or associated with complications:
- difficult or painful urination
- Preputial “ballooning” during urination
- recurrent urinary tract infections
For these medical reasons, we only recommend the use of Phimostop from 13 years of age.